MIAMI, May 4: The Yachts of Seabourn has announced a change of deployment for its popular, 208-guest Seabourn Pride in the summer of 2011. The intimate, all-suite vessel will reposition from its winter Southeast Asia season in the spring and sail a series of 12-day Baltic & Russia cruises between Stockholm and Copenhagen, along with a pair of 15-day cruises round trip from Copenhagen to Norwayâ€™s Fjords and the North Cape. The revised schedule will be available for review at www.seabourn.com on May 19, and will also open for sale on that day. Seabourn Prideâ€™s schedule will complement that of its larger sister-yacht, the 450-guest Seabourn Sojourn, which will be sailing shorter, 7- and 9-day voyages of the Baltic and Norway. The company had previously announced that Seabourn Pride would remain in Asia for the full year in 2011, sailing in China, Korea and Japan during the summer months. The decision to move the vessel back to Europe is a response to the popularity of the destination.
â€œThe Baltic and Scandinavia region has been a perennial favorite for summer cruising among Seabourn guests, and Seabourn Pride has been extremely successful thereâ€ said Seabourn President and CEO Pamela Conover. â€œWith the tremendous influx of new, first-time Seabourn guests in the past year, we want to offer the alternative of slightly longer Baltic itineraries, visiting some smaller, Seabourn Pride-style ports that have proven popular in the past.â€
Baltic cruises on both Seabourn Sojourn and Seabourn Pride feature three full days in St. Petersburg, Russia, and both vessels are able to sail up the Neva River much closer to the cityâ€™s attractions than larger ships. Prideâ€™s itineraries combine marquee Baltic ports such as Helsinki, Finland and Warnemuende, Germany (for Berlin) with picturesque towns such as Riga, Latvia; Klaipeda, Lithuania; Gdansk, Poland and island ports including Ronne, Denmark on Bornholm and Mariehamn in the autonomous Finnish islands of Aaland.
The change also adds two 14-day Rivers of Western Europe voyages between Lisbon and Dover and four Mediterranean cruises to the 2011 schedule, including a two-week autumn voyage of the Greek isles, Turkey and the Holy Land. In November 2011, Seabourn Pride will reposition back to Southeast Asia to operate its seasonal cruises in Vietnam and Thailand. Seabourn Prideâ€™s 10- and 12-day cruises of China, Korea and Japan departing through October, 2010 are being offered at special Seabourn Value Fares with roundtrip airfare included, or at a reduced fare for cruise-only. For more information, contact a travel agent, call Seabourn at 1-800-929-9391 or visit www.seabourn.com.